PEN & PENCIL

2017

This is a piece done for a couple of friends as a birthday present, illustrating each of their spirit animals.

THE PROCESS

The couple I did this for have favorite animals, as I’m sure most people do. Her favorite is a penguin and his favorite is a camel, so I did an illustration of the two of them as animals, of course keeping it cartoony to add to the cuteness. I chose to keep the drawing black and white, except for choice spots of red: the heart above the two animals, and the animals’ blushing cheeks. This select coloring helped make those faces the focal point.